Bill McLaren

The Rose Medal - 2007

(Vagrant of Clyde 40’) - for his westabout circumnavigation of the Americas with his wife, Jane, in their Bowman 40 Vagrant of Clyde from Scotland in 2000 back to Scotland via the US nor-east canals, the Great Lakes then on a lorry to the Pacific, thence up to Alaska, down the west coast of S. America including Chile and then home via The Falklands. They spent six weeks exploring the Falklands – 670 miles, 20 anchorages – going around the islands in a figure of eight. Their last major passage was 56 days non-stop from the Falklands to the Azores, including some pretty nasty weather. Again, their voyage has been well documented in Flying Fish.